Samsung's latest One UI beta adds an extra step for recording video

Samsung's latest One UI beta adds an extra step for recording video
The latest version of Samsung's One UI beta includes a change to the camera app. According to SamMobile, with Android Pie the camera app will feature an extra, dedicated mode for video recording, similar to what is seen with the iPhone. This means that Samsung owners will have to get used to having an extra step to make when switching their camera app from photo to video.

The change from Android Oreo is seen in the red record button, which is found next to the shutter button in the current layout. With the new One UI and Android Pie update, the red record button turns into a button that switches the camera in use from a rear-facing sensor to the front-facing selfie snapper. To record a video in Pie, users will have to change the camera mode from photo to video.

There is a setting in Android Pie that opens the camera in the same mode last employed, and that could be of use to those who often shoot videos with their Android handset. Still, there probably will be complaints from many longtime Samsung owners, used to switching the setting between photo and video as soon as the camera app opens. Others might consider this to be a small price to pay for progress.

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8 Comments

1. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

About time

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

SMASNUG copies Apple again and again and again and again, it never stops folks......lol

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That sucks on the iPhone and will suck on my Note. I like the mode the way it is. Much more simple than my on my Max

4. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Another thing that sucks is they don’t offer unlimited 4k recording, if they do then the phone will explode.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Should I list all the things the iPhone doesn't offer? That'll be a mighty long list. Remember...I do own one, and I know how limited, restricted, and boring it is. Oh, and one more thing stupid...how can a phone with a limited amount of storage, offer unlimited 4K recording? My iPhone has shut the camera down a few times, cause it got hot while recording. You're too easy dude.

5. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

In general Samsung is incompetent in creating smooth working user interface with not a gimmik but a useful features. So I don't have any hopes about their work this time also.

7. Knownhost

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

It's no worse than the extra step iPhones go through when unlocking with Face ID. We were told that was the price of progress, too.

8. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

For real, I thought that was so stupid. >unlock with face >swipe to get rid of lock screen What kind of s**t is that lol

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